About Us

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About Us

The Innkeepers

Marian “ Lyne” Sands

Lyne Sands knew she wanted to be in the Innkeeping business, and went straight to the best B & B Consultant team, Peter Scherman and Rick Wolf. She attended a Seminar for Aspiring Innkeepers, then completed a Future Innkeepers Hands-On Workshop Lead by Linda Haynes, of ijk Partners, LLC, became members of ALP (Association for Lodging Professionals), and attained a Servsafe Food Protection Manager Certification as has never looked back.

Lyne takes pride in creating an exceptional and unique experience for her guest. This is a one of a kind setting, for a Bed and Breakfast, and prides herself on local connections and genuinely honored to take great care of her guest.

Thomas “Lee” Sands

Not looking back or showing any signs of regret at leaving the law enforcement family, Lee has prepared himself by taking the same seminars and workshops with his wife. He enjoys playing host to our guest and his craftsmen skills is complementary to helping maintain the historic manor, in all her glory.

Inn History

Magnolia Manor and Chapel is a Bed & Breakfast and wedding/event venue at the corner of Main and Central in downtown Humboldt with a history that spans more than a century of celebrations and gatherings. Repurposed from a Estate/Antique building into a venue in 2019 it has been a landmark in the revitalization of Humboldt's historic downtown area. It offers the perfect marriage of church building backdrop, venue, location and history for a unique place to stay and hold events & celebrations.


1895

The Cumberland Presbyterian Church erected a red-brick building at the corner of Main and Central in Humboldt, TN

1920

The congregations of the Southern and Cumberland Presbyterian churches merge into one, unified congregation with 170 members and became the First Presbyterian.

1920

They built the education center, directly behind the church - 2 stories plus a basement – these Sunday school rooms have been converted into the Bed and Breakfast room(s). The basement area has a full kitchen, laundry and dining room.

1930

They connected the two buildings.

1950

The church was painted white.

1970

Kindergarten class, open to the public, were initiated in the basement on the First Presbyterian Church.

2005

The First Presbyterian Church had built a new church and relocated. Bob and Sharon Herndon purchased the property and started “The Abbey” which had estate & antiques sales.

2018

Lee and Lyne Sands put a contract to purchase the property, with dreams of making it a Bed and Breakfast/ Event Venue. The first step was having the zoning changed that was approved December 2018.

Apr 2019

The purchase of the property.

Jun 2019

Renovations restoring the chapel begin.

Sept 2019

Converting the Sunday school rooms into sleeping accommodations each with a private bathroom.

Mar 2020

Magnolia Manor and Chapel was born.

Contact us to book your event today!

The Chapel is available to rent for Weddings, Vows Renewals, Corporate Events, Theater, Fundraisers, Beauty Pageants, and more!